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Cassia angustifolia - Svarnapatri
Svarnapatri consists of dried leaves of Cassia angustifolia Vahl (Fam.Leguminosae), a small shrub, 60-75 cm high, found throughout the year, cultivated largely in Southern India, especially in districts of Tinnevelly, Madurai and Tiruchirapally and has also been introduced in Mysore, fully grown, thick bluish colour leaves stripped off by hand, collected and dried in shade for 7-10 days, till assume a yellowish-green colour, graded and then packed into large bales.
|Kannada||Nelavarika, Sonamukhi, Nelaavare, Nelavarike, Nela Aanriake|
|Malayalam||Sunnamukhi, Nilavaka, Chinnukki, Adapatiyan|
|Punjabi||Sannamakhi, Sanapati, Sarnapatta|
|English||Indian Senna. Tinnevelly Senna|
Anthraquinone, glucoside, flavonoids, steroids and resin.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta, Kashaya, Katu
Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna
- THE AYURVEDIC PHARMACOPOEIA OF INDIA, PART-I, VOLUME-1, page no 140.